SCH Authority designates Hester as CEO Candidate

The Stephens County Hospital Authority has designated a CEO Candidate.

Following the hospital authority meeting, last night, the authority came out of executive session to announce that Michael Hester from the Savannah, Georgia area is the prime candidate to be hired as the Chief Executive Officer of Stephens County Hospital.

The Authority plans to have Hester join the organization in early April.

Stephens County Hospital Authority members voted unanimously to designate Hester as the prime candidate and to negotiate the terms of his contract.

The designation followed two rounds of interview with numerous candidates under the direction of Interim CEO Roger Forgey.

Hester is the only person that the authority has determined to be best qualified for the position.

WNEG News will continue to follow this story as additional details are released.